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  1. Popo

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Erm yes, there’s no confirmation of SNES games on Switch there at all I’m afraid.
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    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    Nice one - just checked and it’s on Spotify now!
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    Your old arcade and game shop hangouts

    I can pretty much remember where I got all my early gaming systems, before Game took over and I eventually started buying online. I can clearly remember getting a Master System from Tandy - hard to believe this chain existed in the U.K. now but a quick google suggests there were as many as 4 in Glasgow! Got it with Mortal Kombat and remember being stunned. Future Zone on Sauchiehall Street was my first Mecca. I remember the logo has a sort of wireframe 3D head which was irresistibly cool to me. At one point they had pods set up with all the latest systems - a CD-I, Atari Jaguar and 3DO; I had a Megadrive at this point, so entering this shop was really like being in a future zone, such were the impressive power of those unobtainable supercomputers. This became an Electronics Boutique, which later became a Game, from where I years later attended the midnight launch of the Dreamcast with a group of friends - no idea how I convinced them to do that, in retrospect. I got a Saturn as a Christmas present, which was gotten from Currys, just a little down from Future Zone, also on Sauchiehall Street. I remember because one of the pads was so poorly made, the d-pad would always break and I’d have to take it back to have it replaced. In what must have been a first, I claimed on the extended warranty at least 3 times, meaning Currys must have actually made a loss on that one. Anyway, my next Mecca was G-Force on Union Street. An Independent shop, their main thing was having stacks of pre-owned games you could trade for a fiver and one of your own. Great games and crap games were banded differently, so you couldn’t trade Crash Team Racing for Final Fantasy VII. I got a PlayStation from here as well as any other number of things. There’s one other place but I can’t quite remember the name. A shop in the west end which did a lot of imports and was where I got my Saturn chipped. I think it was in a retail unit called Delancey’s Arcade or something? Perhaps other posters have a better memory than me. What I do remember was that the guy who ran the shop had an import copy of Metal Gear Solid running and, since I had to wait for him to chip the Saturn, he let me play on it. Top bloke!
  4. Or indeed David Puddy from Seinfeld. High five! interesting to see that some others here felt the same as me - I got all the way through the first season but it was a bit arduous at times. Stared season 2 but finding it hard to want to go back to it. It’s finally slipped off the ‘Up Next’ List and I daren't watch another episode since it’ll just slip right back on there.
  5. I thought it was OK. Peter Mullan as a wolf really delivered on the promise of Peter Mullan as a wolf. I looked up from Pokemon at least 5 or 6 times to see what was going on, so I’d say that’s job done. I think had i paid to see it in the cinema I’d have a different outlook, mind you.
  6. This subject comes up on the Wittertainment podcast last week. Kermode confirms that it’s not a good feature which should be turned off and Tom Cruise is right. So that’s settled the matter.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Being that this has turned out to be less than the sum of its parts, I’m wondering about PS Vita as a way to get a fix of nostalgia. I used to have a PSP which was stolen in a burglary, and I already have a number of PSX games purchased on my PlayStation store account, so they’re really just waiting for a way to be played. What model of Vita would be best to aim for, and what kind of price would it sell for?
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    I don’t remember how they are manifest, but bearing in mind the narrative differences between Leon and Claire, each characters’ A and B scenarios will have been different; so 4 distinct playthroughs as Spacehost says.
  9. Right there with you bro. Very fond memories of Sega Rally on the Saturn with the original pad. The wheel wasn’t great as I recall. I must have played it for hundreds of hours in time attack, just trying to shave a hundredth of a second off my Desert time alone. Fantastic soundtrack to boot.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    What do you consider the Megadrive’s best games were, if not Sega’s? No S3&Ks means no sale for me I’m afraid.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Yes, but not Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Or the Ecco games. Or the Wonderboy games. Or Eternal Champions.
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    Dreamcast is now 20 (in Japan)

    Toy Commander Christmas demo! Jeekers, that’s a memory I didn’t know I had. Good times, along with Christmas NiGHTS.
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    Dreamcast is now 20 (in Japan)

    Was it good? I can only remember being disappointed it wasn’t a direct continuation of SSM. Which would be a hard act for any publication to follow. I cant believe it’s been almost 20 years since I got one of these at a midnight launch.
  14. That explains the lack of pos’s...
  15. Question to those who are noting a lack of releases this year - is your issue that this is bad for Nintendo, from the point of view of keeping up momentum and excitement, or bad for you as a gamer, because you’ve played everything available which appeals to you?
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